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Old 08-04-2005, 7:13 PM
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Last time I bought a handgun in Cali. was several years ago, 1999 I think. I was able to purchase it by showing my hunting license as proof of taking a firearms safety course.

I heard today that a hunting license is no longer enough...what do I need now if I want to buy?
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Old 08-04-2005, 7:40 PM
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A valid Calif. Id or CDL. For handguns you will also need a HSC card. The HSC Card is not needed for long guns. You are also limited to one hand gun purchase every 30 days but there are some exceptions to that rule.
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Old 08-04-2005, 8:08 PM
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What's an HSC Card and how do I get one?
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:31 AM
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Read the study guide once. Note the approximately 2 odd-but-politically-correct assertions - those will be test questions.

Answer the 25 (I think) multiple choice questions using common sense and your special remembering the odd-but-politically-correct assertions; receive your score of 100% correct.

Wonder who could possibly fail this. Wonder what good it is supposed to do. Consider the awful concept that some people actually might fail this, even without extreme test anxiety or a number of other legitimate reasons.

Don't forget to take your HSC with you.
[Carol Ann voice]The Legislature is baaa-ack .... [/Carol Ann voice]

There is no value at all complaining or analyzing or reading tea leaves to decide what these bills really mean or actually do; any bill with a chance to pass will be bad for gun owners.

The details only count after the Governor signs the bills.

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:06 PM
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I think you can purcahse unlimited number of guns at any time, but you can only DROS a gun once every 30 days.

I purchased a Kimber team match on July 14th, and now have to wait to DROS my Wilson Tac Elite on August 15th.

Thanks Calif for the stupid law.....

I am the Gun Whisperer.....
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Old 08-07-2005, 1:56 AM
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Regarding # of purchases... IIRC, generally speaking:

Longguns: No limit.
Handguns: Dealer transfer, 1 every 30 days. PPT, no limit.

There are other exceptions to handgun dealer sale limit (e.g. consecutive serial numbered guns).

Note also I believe there are some Federal disclosure issues your FFL will have if you transfer a bunch of handguns.
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